Phillip Island: Spanish Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez slipped past Jorge Lorenzo on the final lap to win a thrilling Australian MotoGP as the race for the world championship tightened at Phillip Island yesterday.
A seagull flies in front of Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez (centre) after smashing into Ducati's Andrea Iannone at the Australian GP. Pic/AFP
Defending world champ Marquez, coming off the pole, pipped Lorenzo by 0.249 seconds for his fifth win of the season, with Italian Ducati rider Andrea Iannone third.
Valentino Rossi finished fourth and had his world championship lead cut to 11 points with two races left.